October 25, 2016

Should children be taught sex education in schools?

A normal girl child hits puberty at 8 – 12 years and boys at 9 – 14. Children at the age of puberty experience certain changes at emotional and anatomical level. They often go through mood swings and aggression, which are the common symptoms of puberty. Children often fail to understand the changes in their body if they are kept depraved of the sexual education they need. From the times a father was supposed to educate his son and mother her daughter about the changes which they will be experiencing soon through puberty, but due to fast-paced lifestyle and sometimes due to shy parents, they often neglect to give the necessary sex education. To tackle this problem a school should educate the students about it so that they will not feel strange about themselves but will understand the situation in a better way. Also sexual education in a classroom with the children of the same age will make them feel more comfortable as they will not feel that they are alone to experience it.


Children should also be educated about sex as an intercourse. They should be educated about the STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and their propagation. Lack of sex education results in high HIV-AIDS rate which is a serious issue. Also unwanted pregnancy which spoils the whole life of a child is another major problem. As per a report released in 2013, in the United States. Among women aged 19 years and younger, more than 4 out of 5 pregnancies were unintended. which could have been checked if they had proper sex education. Education about contraceptives pills and protection methods such as condoms can check these ill effects. Every school thus should make sex education mandatory to secure the future of tender and subtle children.

One Comment on “Should children be taught sex education in schools?

Jeff Rice
November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Modern children know much about sex even without those lessons:) But anyway proper sex education would be only useful for them.


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